Penrose Point State Park, Lakebay

#127 of 244 in Nature in Washington State
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Penrose Point State Park is a 165-acre (67 ha) Washington state park located on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet at the southern end of Puget Sound in Pierce County. The park has over 2 miles (3.2 km) of saltwater shoreline as well as 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of hiking and biking trails and an interpretive nature trail. Park activities include picnicking, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, clam digging, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes. The park was named after Dr. Stephen Penrose, the president of Whitman College in Walla Walla from 1884 to 1934.
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  • We arrived by boat so we dropped anchor & took the dingy to shore. Us 3 gals & our pup took a walk on the loop trail. It was very green & pretty & we enjoyed our ourselves  more »
  • We took our travel trailer here for a "test run" camping without power. We were pleasantly surprised by how close to the beach the park was located. Spaces were fairly large, and campers...  more »
  • It is a beautiful state park with great campsites. Literally a five minute walk to the beach we spent all day out there exploring... would definitely recommend to others
  • The first time we camped here we loved it but just got back and we were disappointed. Don’t camp here in the first week of August. There’s an annual trip of Burmese Mountain dog owners and their dogs. Nice people and beautiful dogs but group camping and large dogs add to a noise factor. One of the things I hope for while camping is quiet. We left a day early.
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